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Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1985-04-13




Set 1:
d1t01 - Why Don't We Do It In The Road ->
d1t02 - Bertha ->
d1t03 - Jack Straw
d1t04 - West L.A. Fadeaway
d1t05 - Little Red Rooster
d1t06 - Peggy-O
d1t07 - Cassidy
d1t08 - Deal

Set 2:
d2t01 - Terrapin Station ->
d2t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t03 - Crazy Fingers ->
d2t04 - Truckin' ->
d2t05 - Drums ->
d2t06 - Space ->
d2t07 - The Wheel ->
d2t08 - Throwing Stones ->
d2t09 - One More Saturday Night

Encore:
d2t10 - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Irvine Meadows
Location Laguna Hills, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette (Maxell XLIIS-90)
Lineage Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sony R500 (Pass Through) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
Taped by Paul Scotton and Joani Walker
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the Cassettes
-- Thanks to macdaddy for the cassette deck

Reviews

Reviewer: kee-zee - - May 1, 2015
Subject: The storyteller makes no choice..
Nice crisp SBD..I also agree with dupree413..After 85' a few of the early 86' shows still had that spark and glow but soon faded~! But IMHO returned in the Fall of 89'>Spring 90' but this was a whole different beast..the 1st set of this show cooks and I love the Terrapin to open 2nd set which followed by a nice Playin'>Crazy Fingers>Truckin' and I'm always down with a Baby Blue encore...SO GIVE IT A WHIRL> Forever Grateful>Forever Dead~!!!!!
Reviewer: dupree413 - - April 14, 2012
Subject: short and sweet
Another great '85 show. Someone observed (on the audience recording reviews) that the band was never before or after ('85) the same.
I have to agree.

I know the 72's and 77's and the early PigPen years have their legions, and with good reason. But except for Jerry's voice (and health) and Weir's over the top antics at times - '85 is tough to beat.

Now, this show is a sizzler with Cassidy and Deal. But Do it in the Road (like the '86 and later versions of Box of Rain - IMHO) is best experienced live.
Bertha>Jack Straw is a treat.

Interesting thing about the first set - no song over 10 min. LA Fade and Rooster are just over 8 min.

Second set is good - but also short. Despite vocal miscues in Crazy Fingers, it deserves a listen (or three).

Also interesting how Jer and Bob can't seem to find a groove after Throwin Stones. Actually a nice rendition of Saturday Night follows, after the band collects itself.

4 and 1/2 stars.

God Bless.
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - March 31, 2011
Subject: is it just me?
or does why dont we do it sound alot like Get Out My Life Woman by J.G.B. just an observation but pretty decent show first Cali. show for me
i loved most of the 85 shows first year of actual touring
Reviewer: Liamfinnegan - - December 16, 2007
Subject: An important new matrix- This is just great
Miller and crew have done it again- this sounds awesome- and to boot, the band is in great form- the Bertha singes- the Jackstraw soars- the Cassidy abhors (in a good jammy way)- and I have not even gotten to the Deal yet or set 2- well worth the stream/download(if you can find it seeded)
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